Point guard provides the Nets with a scare ahead of training camp.
Brooklyn Nets star Deron Williams suffered a sprained ankle during a work-out on Wednesday, but it isn’t serious according to team officials.
The 29-year-old suffered a sprained ankle and bone bruise to his right ankle during a work out in Utah on Wednesday, and was seen moving around in a walking boot.
However, according to reports he is expected to be ready to go on October 1 when the Nets open their training camp at Duke University, as reported by Pro Basketball Talk.
Having brought in a number of key players this summer including the likes of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Andrei Kirilenko, it is widely acknowledged that the Nets will rely on Williams to hold everything together.
The All-Star point guard will be thrilled at the prospect of working under Jason Kidd after the former Nets star was appointed Head Coach, while also looking forward to a successful season after the arrival of big-name stars.
However, he has been plagued with nagging injuries over the last couple of seasons and will be determined to avoid a similar situation this year.
With the war of words continuing between Brooklyn and the New York Knicks, Williams will be vital to their chances of becoming the top team in the city but also in growing into a real contender for the championship in the second half of the season.
After receiving cortisone shots in his ankles last season ahead of the All-Star game in February, he averaged 22.9 points per game on 48.1 per cent shooting. However he will be hopeful of improving on their first-round playoff defeat to the Chicago Bulls.